I so want to be that totally positive, roll with the punches, lovin' life kind of person and mom. I really do. I want to embrace the good, and shrug off the bad. I want to cherish the moments I have with my baby and my husband, because we are never going to get these days back. Some days this is easier than others. Some days it feels near impossible, with a screaming baby in my arms, and eyelids that are so heavy I wonder how I manage to stay awake at all. But you know what? From now on, we're takin' it one day at a time. The beginning of the week was tough, but today was a new day. And it was great. For one, it was my birthday! And Mark decided to surprise me and take the day off from work, so that right there made the day so good already! And Riley was like a little angel today, napped pretty easily, was content to chill with us all day, and was just overall super easy!! And Mark home-made this party hat for her since he couldn't find one to buy...
And yes I'm still in my bathrobe. But Riley and I did manage to get out of the house and go visit my friend Amy, whose daughter Ashley is just 2 days younger than Riley!
It's funny to see these two babies side by side... Riley's eyes look huge! And look at her bald head and double chin. Mwah! It was so good to get out and have some adult interaction during the day. And Ashley is a super cutie! Riley was totally interested in Ashley, except for when Ashley smacked her in the face! But I was quite impressed, I've been avoiding taking Riley out because she has major meltdowns when she's tired, but we were there for about an hour and a half and she was pretty good the whole time! And she fell asleep on the car ride home, and then slept for another 45 minutes in her crib once we got home, so all in all it was a total success. We have another adventure out tomorrow, which might be pressing my luck, but we'll see.